Food Is Better Medicine Than Drugs: Your Prescription for by Patrick Holford

By Patrick Holford

FOOD is best drugs THAN medicines is a vital and in all probability arguable booklet from best nutritionist Patrick Holford and prime wellbeing and fitness journalist Jerome Burne. Brilliantly researched and in line with reliable clinical trials and illuminating case histories, nutrients is healthier medication than medicines will revolutionise how you take into consideration your health and wellbeing and positioned you again responsible. The authors exhibit how smooth drugs has develop into distorted and is now, for purposes mostly to do with revenue and gear, seriously depending on prescribed drugs. they give the impression of being at universal illnesses (pain/arthritis, center, melancholy, diabetes, reminiscence, hormones, digestion, respiring, infections and so forth) and examine the effectiveness of nutrition-based techniques with modern day possibly damaging well-known medicines.

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For instance, as we’ll see later, more drugs are dispensed to reduce the risk of heart disease than anything else, yet omega-3 fatty acids are pretty effective at this. 7 Drugs for depression are also prescribed in large quantities but again there are plenty of studies showing that omega-3 can have a beneficial effect on mood as well. Another study compared 264 depressed elderly people in a home with 461 from the general population and found a link between the amount of omega-3 in their blood and how depressed or cheerful they felt.

And, as we’ll see, exercise more, and learn to handle stress better. This is the approach that I (Patrick) have been championing for the last 20 years. For me it all began when I heard that a Canadian doctor was using nutritional therapy to treat schizophrenia, with extraordinary success. I went to meet Dr Abram Hoffer, the director of psychiatric research in Saskatchewan. Hoffer had treated over 5,000 schizophrenic patients. I asked him what his success rate was. ’ As I am also a psychologist specialising in mental illness, I knew that the drugs given for schizophrenia don’t cure anything, but act as a kind of chemical straitjacket.

After all, our view goes against many aspects of traditional medical training. Let’s look at the classic objections to a regime of optimal nutrition, supplements, exercise and stress reduction as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Argument 1 – Isn’t the nutritional approach simply unworkable? There’s nothing new about eating healthily! ’ Everyone knows that you should eat well and exercise to avoid heart disease or diabetes. The problem is that people don’t do it, and only a few would put up with all that nannying and checking up that would be needed to make it work on a large scale.

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